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Protect Your Rights with Our Mississippi Worker’s Compensation Attorneys

Suffered an injury while on the job in Mississippi? Navigating the ins and outs of worker’s compensation law in our state can be daunting, but you don’t have to face it alone.

At Deakle-Johnson Law Firm, our team of experienced Mississippi worker’s compensation attorneys is here to guide you through the process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Us?

Local Expertise

Our attorneys are well-versed in Mississippi’s worker’s compensation laws and have extensive experience representing clients throughout the state. We understand the unique challenges and intricacies of the Mississippi legal system.

Client-Centered Approach

Your needs and concerns are our top priority. We take the time to listen to your story, understand your goals, and develop a personalized strategy tailored to your specific circumstances.

Aggressive Advocacy

We are fierce advocates for our clients’ rights. Whether negotiating with insurance companies or presenting your case in court, we will tenaciously fight to secure the maximum compensation available to you.

Accessible Communication

Clear and open communication is essential. Our team is dedicated to keeping you informed at every stage of the process, and we are always available to address your questions and provide guidance.

Our Services

Complimentary Consultation

consultation We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and assess your legal options. This allows us to understand the details of your injury and provide you with informed advice on how to proceed.

Thorough Case Evaluation

Our attorneys conduct a comprehensive review of your case, analyzing the circumstances surrounding your injury and determining the best strategy for pursuing compensation.

Assistance with Claims

We assist you in preparing and filing your worker’s compensation claim, ensuring that all necessary documentation is completed accurately and submitted on time.

Negotiation and Litigation

We vigorously negotiate with insurance companies to seek a fair settlement for your injuries.

Understanding the Worker’s Compensation Process in Mississippi

Worker’s compensation is a system designed to provide financial assistance and medical benefits to employees who are injured or become ill in the course of their employment. In Mississippi, the worker’s compensation process follows a specific set of steps:

Report the Injury

The first step is to report your injury to your employer as soon as possible. Mississippi law requires injured workers to notify their employer within 30 days of the accident or onset of an occupational illness.

Failure to report the injury within this timeframe could jeopardize your ability to receive benefits.

Seek Medical Treatment

After reporting your injury, you should seek prompt medical attention. Your employer may have a list of approved healthcare providers for you to choose from.

It’s essential to inform your doctor that your injury or illness is work-related, to follow your doctor’s recommendations, and to attend all scheduled appointments to document your injuries properly.

File a Claim

Your employer is responsible for initiating the worker’s compensation claim process by filing a First Report of Injury with the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission (MWCC). This form notifies the MWCC and your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance carrier about your injury.


Once your claim is filed, your employer, or its insurance carrier, will conduct an investigation to determine the validity of your claim and respond to it. This may involve reviewing medical records, gathering statements from witnesses, and assessing the circumstances of your injury.

Benefit Determination

If your claim is approved, you may be entitled to various benefits, including medical treatment coverage, temporary total disability benefits (TTD) for time missed from work due to your injury, permanent partial disability benefits (PPD) if you have a lasting impairment, vocational rehabilitation services if you are unable to return to your previous job, and death benefits for surviving dependents in the event of a fatal workplace accident.

Negotiation or Litigation

If there are disputes regarding your benefits or the extent of your injuries, negotiations may take place between your attorney, your employer, or its insurance carrier, and potentially the MWCC. If a resolution cannot be reached through negotiation, your case may proceed to a formal hearing before an administrative law judge.

Appeals Process

If you disagree with the outcome of your case, you have the right to appeal the decision within a specified timeframe. This typically involves presenting additional evidence and arguments to support your claim.


In some cases, a settlement may be reached between you and your employer or its insurance carrier before or during the hearing process. A settlement agreement outlines the terms of compensation and resolves the case without the need for further litigation.

Navigating the worker’s compensation process in Mississippi can be complex, especially when dealing with the nuances of the law and negotiations with insurance companies.

Having an experienced worker’s compensation attorney on your side can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the full benefits you are entitled to under the law.

Contact Us Today

Don’t let a workplace injury derail your life and livelihood. Take action now by contacting Deakle-Johnson Law Firm today.

Our dedicated Mississippi worker’s compensation attorneys are ready to stand by your side and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Schedule your free consultation today to get started on the path to recovery and learn more about our services.